Susan Fisher







Susan Fisher

Susan Fisher

Estelline, SD


Welcome to how I see life, its images, lines and shadows, angles and form, hues and shades!

I was introduced to art, like a lot of children, early in life. My Mom was a painter, my aunts were artists, one was a fashion designer. So, along with my sibs' we learned not only the scribble-to-drawing kids do, but the ideas of perspective, color and lay-out. From this nice send-off, I attended college in Jersey under the guise of getting my degree in commercial art. Yet, I quit that. In those days, I was focused and quite driven to earn 'the almighty dollar' instead wound up using my organizational and budding technology skills and became a wiz in selling and teaching all about the new (at the time) "Personal Computers" as well as the Mac.

I did continue to create. I did more marketing and political or non-profit graphic work (in those days most of it was still done by hand!) And now and then I'd do a wall mural, art for anniversary or wedding favor booklets, art for invitations, posters, graphic murals and always acrylic paintings. Also, I began a life of avid photography, often shooting that which I'd like to paint.

Eventually I expanded into pastels, dabbled (and still love) wheel/pottery-throwing and sculpture and continued to hone my skills in painting and photography. I returned to college and attained my masters in counseling and human development (I love nature and I love to nurture). During these years as well, I focused on a minor in fine arts. My skills increased, my vision and sensitivity to form was enhanced and then I began experimenting with electronic methods of art.

I enjoy pure photo work though my biggest rush is when I combine images in overlays to create depth and a nice meandering for the eye! While I paint a lot of the work offered here, I adore creating the complexity of photo manipulation, layering images, collage work and many of the funky and exciting tools of a digital workplace.

So, here, I am building a new stage in life--- not sure if I want to use the word 'career'. No longer employed in the often recognized 'normal way' that earns one a paycheck. I am merrily and serenely focusing on the creative. I say with joy, "I am an artist". I like the idea that I can take the elements of art, then put it on canvas (or board, or a wall) and leave it for others to consider. And by doing this...I may possibly bring a smile, a thought, a raised eyebrow or some kind of reaction from you...and that my friends, is my new focus. To bring the creative to life and perhaps, to your life. I also enjoy teaching art. I offer painting classes for small groups. I welcome hearing from you if you're in my region!

I offer my expressionistic style to you...I can manage custom work, and I also do remarkable collages both using actual objects as well as "photo-collaging" miniatures of objects into a remarkable display. (For example, for a new college student, I photo-miniaturized all his trophies, certificates, jerseys and combined these with newspaper articles, certificates and photos of him growing up and created a lovely keepsake canvas for his dorm room. Similarly, I've combined the lives of two persons being married into a lovely landscape canvas with paint as well as photo work! Ask for more info!)

Thanks for visiting me. Enjoy the views! If you have comments, suggestions for works or want a quote, please ask!



Red by Susan Fisher



Helsingor by Susan Fisher


Walk with me by Susan Fisher


How big the universe we are by Susan Fisher


September Beach by Susan Fisher


Winter crystals by Susan Fisher


Ku'u'Ipo by Susan Fisher


She is Here by Susan Fisher


Full Moon-Happy by Susan Fisher


Nirvana by Susan Fisher


Daisy by Susan Fisher


Clematis by Susan Fisher


Looking Up by Susan Fisher


Solo by Susan Fisher